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Karen Hill handout for Univ Press as Digital Pub



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  • 1. University of Michigan Press Some digital history…  1990s: Press experiments with electronic publishing, including CD ROMs and the web-based Journal of Electronic Publishing  February 2006: UM Press and UM Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office agree to collaborate on digitalculturebooks, a joint imprint publishing works both online and in print and experimenting with new business models  October 2006: DCB titles launch with online text and print options  August 2008: UM Press hires Digital Manager, committing resources to develop digital versions of its backlist and to build a more digital-first front list  October 2008: Press launches investigation into XML as a way to support digital migration of content  April 2009: Press products enter into digital distribution and dissemination paths via third-party distribution  July 2009: UM Press officially joins with the library to focus energy on developing products and services that support digital as well as print scholarship.  free-viewing portal for UM Press scholarly content October 2009: HathiTrust digital library creates  October 2009: The Press becomes a part of MPublishing, a University of Michigan Library organization dedicated to disseminating scholarly works in all formats and to bring scholarly publishing communities at the library and across the university together in close collaboration and partnership. Library appoints Maria Bonn as Associate University Librarian for Publishing to oversee and guide MPublishing operations  November 2009: digitalculturebooks re-launches with a new web site that begins the first stage in developing web communities for Press and other scholarship  November 2009: Press web site allows for multi-format purchasing (audio, Kindle, PDF, etc.)  March 2010: Press launches site to allow online commentary (public or private) of key Press works Session: University Press as Digital Publisher, Friday 3:30 AAUP Annual Meeting 2010 - Salt Lake City